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Lauren Tyros

Montreal , Quebec , CANADA

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How old were you when you started playing your instrument? / Quel âge aviez-vous quand vous avez commencé à jouer votre instrument ?

Why did you choose your instrument / Pourquoi avez-vous choisi cet instrument ?
It was part of the curriculum at the school I attended.

What are your professional goals? / Décrivez quelques-unes de vos ambitions professionnelles.
To be part of a professional orchestra. If not, to be a composer in the field of film scores.

What made you decide to pursue classical music? / Pourquoi avez-vous choisi une formation en musique classique ?
It offered challenges that prooved fun once completing. And had a vast amount of knowledge to the origins of music that was very intriguing.

What is the biggest challenge you face in your pursuit of a career in music? / Quel est le plus grand obstacle à surmonter afin de poursuivre une carrière en musique ?
To get a job. We always hear how hard it is to get a job in an orchestra, and it is sometimes very frightning seeing the competition.

How do you feel you will benefit from participation in NYO Canada? / Comment pensez-vous que votre participation à NYO Canada puisse vous aider?
I get to understand how to professionally play in an orchestra. To be well prepared even before rehersals start and to have a very condenced time of practicing and building up a lot of repetoire.

Do you write or arrange your own music? / Êtes-vous compositeur ou arrangeur de votre propre musique ?

Do you participate in any other performing or creative arts?/ Êtes-vous artiste dans un autre milieu que la musique (théâtre, arts visuels, etc.) ?

What are your interests outside classical music / Avez-vous d’autres intérêts à part la musique classique ?
Literature, soccer, biology, mathematics. Really anything that is interesting...

Who is your favourite classical musician? / Quel est votre artiste (classique) préféré ?
At this moment, Andreas Brantelid.

Who is your favourite non-classical musician? / Quel est votre artiste (non classique) préféré ?
Grizzly Bear

What is your favourite piece of music? / Quel est votre morceau préféré ?
Don't have a favorite, although love Prokofiev as a whole.

What has recently played on your Mp3? / Qu’écoutez-vous ces jours-ci sur votre Mp3?
Smells like teen spirit- Nirvana

If you weren't touring with NYO Canada what would you be doing with your summer? / Si vous ne faisiez pas partie de NYO Canada que feriez-vous cet été?
Working full time and saving up money at a minimum wage job. Like most people my age.

What is there about you that you think people might be surprised to know? / Y a-t-il quelque chose à votre propos qui est un peu surprenant ou hors de l’ordinaire?
Nothing comes to mind...

What advice would you give young artists just starting out? / Quel conseil donneriez-vous aux jeunes artistes qui viennent de commencer?
Just do what you really want to do, and don't let anyone ever tell you differently.